Ashton Locklear, Jade Carey and Morgan Hurd were also chosen for the team after a selection camp at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center in Texas. Women's World Team is Jade Carey, Morgan Hurd, Ashton Locklear and Ragan Smith. pic.twitter.com/T2losbf RKu— USA Gymnastics (@USAGym) September 21, 2017The world championships, which do not have a team competition this year and include all-around and individual events, run Oct. Smith won the P&G Championship in August, giving her a first national title on the 25th anniversary of Kim Zmeskal-Burdette, Smith’s coach, winning her third. Only Madison Kocian, the silver medalist on uneven bars, continued to compete, going on to star at UCLA as a freshman before having shoulder surgery August.
"We are in pretty good spirits and have had a great prep," said O'Connor. They have done a great job here in Brazil welcoming us and the horses.
Eventing Coach David O'Connor, the 2000 Olympic Games Individual Gold medalist.
Ireland’s team of five Olympic Eventing horses landed safely in Brazil in the early hours of this morning and are settling into their stables at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro Park.
The five were among 34 horses that boarded an Emirates Boeing Sky Cargo 777-F at Stansted Airport in London on Friday afternoon, before embarking on a 12-hour flight to Rio.
Most recently, they were winners of the 2016 Rolex/USEF CCI4* National Championship at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover. He is also a two-time Pan American Games Team Gold medalist for the U. and will ride HND Group's Mighty Nice, a 2004 Irish Sport Horse gelding.